I bought some peaches that turned out to be not as sweet as I expected. Isn’t that disappointing? What to do with all that fruit? Here is a wonderful solution. Bake a fruit and nut crumble dessert. It’s easy and now all the fruit you purchased won’t go to waste. Serve it warm with vanilla ice cream.
You can substitute the peaches and walnuts for plums and almonds if you’d like. Any fruit and nut combination will work.
Here’s the printable recipe for you. Enjoy!
- 2 pounds peaches, cut in ½, pitted, and cut in 1-inch wedges
- ⅔ cup granulated sugar, divided
- 1¼ cups all-purpose flour, divided
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- ½ pint frozen mixed berries
- ⅓ cup light brown sugar, packed
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, diced
- ½ cup quick-cooking oats
- ½ cup chopped walnuts, plus extra for sprinkling
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- For the fruit filling: In a large bowl, combine the sliced peaches, ⅓ cup of the granulated sugar, ¼ cup of the flour, and the orange juice.
- Toss well.
- Add the berries and toss lightly.
- Pour into a 9 by 12 by 2-inch baking dish.
- For the crumble topping: Place the remaining 1 cup of flour, the remaining ⅓ cup of granulated sugar, the brown sugar, and the salt in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade.
- Pulse a few times to combine.
- Add the butter and pulse until the butter is the size of peas.
- Pour the mixture into a bowl.
- Add the oats.
- Work it with your hands until it's in large crumbles.
- Add ½ cup of chopped walnuts.
- Mix well.
- Spread the topping evenly over the fruit, making sure the fruit is covered.
- Sprinkle with some extra walnuts and sugar.
- Bake for 40 minutes, or until the fruit is tender and bubbly and the topping is golden brown.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.